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Garden Fantasies Done Right: A Time for Planning

Tara Heibel | Posted 03.28.2015 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

January is a useful time to think about your garden in a more calculated, less impulse-driven manner. The snow in your garden provides a clean slate of possibilities, and the fact that you can't act on any of ephemeral ideas for a few months allows you time to consider your choices more in-depth.

Creeping Fig, Easy Trails

Tara Heibel | Posted 03.07.2015 | Style
Tara Heibel

Up a wall, over a container, peaking out of a terrarium, who knows what else. Creeping fig wants to be used and it is up to our creative imaginations to find new ways explore its possibilities.

Merry Merry Winterberry

Tara Heibel | Posted 02.11.2015 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

This plant has been on my radar for years, but my fondness for winterberry has been reinvigorated over the last couple of years as a new use for it has been brought to my attention: Winterberry is now being used as a temporary seasonal houseplant.

Why This Plant Has A Great Deal To Offer

Tara Heibel | Posted 12.13.2013 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

For this week's Sprout Home, expert Tara Heibel is answering common questions about nightshades. Find out what this plant is all about.

Add A Pop Of Fall To Your Garden With This

Tara Heibel | Posted 12.06.2013 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

Not only is the American bittersweet a multifaceted plant in one's garden but it can also be part of your cut-flower arsenal. Before the birds gobble up the tempting berries, cut off a couple of misdirected branches and bring them inside.

A Plant That Dances Better Than You

Tara Heibel | Posted 06.28.2013 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

And it doesn't even need music to get the party started.

Why You Should Grow Moss Indoors

Tara Heibel | Posted 06.21.2013 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

Contrary to common belief, it's actually better when it's thriving inside.

This Pretty Spring Plant Has A Surprising Useful Purpose

Tara Heibel | Posted 06.14.2013 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

It's finally that time again when our gardens start waking up: bulbs break through the soil, trees and shrubs begin to bud, and cracks of color can be...

PHOTOS: Use Your Pretty Bloomers As A Stylish Accessory

Tara Heibel | Posted 05.31.2013 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

They're just too pretty not to be shown off to the world.

The Low-Maintenance Plant You've Been Looking For

Tara Heibel | Posted 05.24.2013 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

And did we mention how beautiful it is?

Asparagus Isn't Just For Eating

Tara Heibel | Posted 05.09.2013 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

Give these alternatives a try at home.

A Flower With A Secret Life?

Tara Heibel | Posted 04.17.2013 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

And you can expect to grow lots of them at a time.

The Other Flower That Will Make A Lasting Valentine's Day Gift

Tara Heibel | Posted 04.14.2013 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

Don't worry, these orchids will last.

Move Over Roses, There's A New Flower In Town

Tara Heibel | Posted 04.12.2013 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

It's sexier and sweeter.

These Remarkable Flowers Are Perfect For Valentine’s Day

Tara Heibel | Posted 03.29.2013 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

Switch it up this year.

Keeping A House Plant Is Easier Than You Think

Tara Heibel | Posted 03.22.2013 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

So long as it's the right one.

A Plant That’s Tough Pretty

Tara Heibel | Posted 03.13.2013 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

Just like you!

A Pocketbook For Your... Garden?

Tara Heibel | Posted 03.06.2013 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

Well, isn't this funny.

A Plant That's Perfect For Your New Year's Table

Tara Heibel | Posted 01.01.2013 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

It blooms throughout the season.

Why Exactly Do We Kiss Under Mistletoe?

Tara Heibel | Posted 02.05.2013 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

Our expert explains the legend.

Christmas Tree Dos And Don'ts

Tara Heibel | Posted 01.30.2013 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

Everything you wanted to know!

This Plant Can Make Any Space A Winter Wonderland

Tara Heibel | Posted 01.15.2013 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

With such a beautiful plant, we welcome the snow.

A Plant That’s...Sexy?

Tara Heibel | Posted 01.02.2013 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

Yeah, we didn't think it was possible either.

It's Never Too Early To Make Spring Plans

Tara Heibel | Posted 12.25.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

Get your bulbs ready.

A Vicious Plant Perfect For The Upcoming Holiday

Tara Heibel | Posted 12.19.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

We bet you're wondering how can it be that a plant can eat prey?